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Old 03-08-2004, 01:40 PM   #16
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Old 03-08-2004, 02:44 PM   #17
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hi mike..

glad to have more factory help. any suggestions for brush / spring combo for the reedy quad mag 19T.

im currently running 767+ w/ the stock spring, 766 - w/a trinity green spring.

what works best on a wide open parking lot track?
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Old 03-08-2004, 03:48 PM   #18
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Hey Mike, glad to see you start a thread. You don't know me but I used to show up in Grand Rapids (Used to race with Mark Sweeney, Ty Phillips, Ken Pepe, Temmes, etc. in IL) from time to time and was impressed with your driving skills then. You've come a long way and I'm happy to see you stuck with RC with great success, seeing you and the other fast guys race at the Novak race played a good part in my getting back into RC after a more than 10 year layoff.

To the questions...

I've got a 12LW as well as some previous incarnations of the 12L, and trackside is talking about getting a regular 1/12th scale class going. Do you think there is a big difference in handling between the old 12L cars and the current more popular cars. I'm hoping to race the old car and not feel like I'm at a clear disadvantage car wise, then get the 12L4 once it's released, or once I'm sure the 1/12th scale class will remain.

My father races with me as well, and he's never been a very good driver and mainly has a bad case of the nerves. Would you recommend setting up his car to handle the best and just let him sort things out, or is there a way I can make the car drive a lot easier with the sacrifice of potential lap times? Any tips on this are greatly appreciated.

Last question, I recently changed a lot of things around on my car (FT TC3 in stock rubber)) and had been running it for the first few weeks per the manual. I went with copper springs all the way around, the rear tower on the front (with links per your setup on the AE site save for the camber link lower inside) with .030 shims under the tower front and rear, and stayed with 50wt oil in the front and 40wt. oil in the back, and the 2+2 rear block. Also running the droop, camber, caster, ackerman setting per the manual with stock sway bars front and rear. The car felt a little faster but more twitchy. I can get used to the twitchiness, but what can I expect from removing either the rear or both sway bars? Is there any one thing standing out from what you know of my setup that I should change?

Lastly, what do you think of me going with a 1 way on this setup, people keep giving me different advice, but I'm very tempted to try it simply because of the corner speeds I'm used to from racing 1/12th scale, the TC feels sluggish in comparison.

Sorry for all the questions and thanks for any help.

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Old 03-08-2004, 05:51 PM   #20
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Thanks for starting the thread Mike and thanks for all the help you have already given us.
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Originally posted by Mike Blackstock
Hey Josh...

We ran the stock springs bent above 180 Basically the stiffest you can find LOL...

As for the setup for trackside...

I ran 70 wt#3's in the front with purple springs rear tower on the front spaced up .030 inside hole with camber link up and short. Droop was 5 and 4 degree's caster with the -1 antidive in the front.. .055 front sway bar -1.0 camber

Rear was 50 wt #3's Purple springs outside hole on tower, short wheel base , Droop at 4 and 3.75 on lr . camber link long and down with losi 0 degree blocks with a silver ball.. -1.0 camber Ride height 5.0 mm front and rear... Also i run the f block in the rear with 3+2 wich gives me about 1.5 toe per side..

If i left something out please tell me...


What about ackerman? From what I saw at the Novak race it seemed that no two had the same. What is your feeling on what ackerman really does. Thanks.

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When's the TC4 coming out.
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Originally posted by AWOLsoldier
When's the TC4 coming out.
Thanks for opening THAT can of beans again.
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Old 03-08-2004, 06:50 PM   #25
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Old 03-08-2004, 07:01 PM   #26
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Default front antidive


What does the -1 antidive in the front do for the car on carpet?


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Hey Mike when you ran the rear tower on the front did you space the tower up .030 or did you space up the roll center blocks up .030?

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Each of those would do the opposite thing...

Under the tower would lower the roll center, under the blocks would raise it.
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Any suggestions for setup of the 10T Reedy Kryptons such as timing, brushes and gearing (rollout). Would the 10x1 opposed to the 10x2 work better on a tight track?.
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Mike, good job. I like what I see here. I have one recommendation. Don't let Baker help you answer the questions.
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